New patients policy


Diet Consulting Firm: New Patient Acceptance Policy

Eligibility Criteria for New Patients

  1. General Eligibility:

    • We welcome individuals of all ages and backgrounds who are committed to improving their health through dietary changes.
    • Our services are available to both adults and children.
  2. Insurance Coverage:

    • We accept patients with various insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid.
    • Medicare:
      • Patients aged 65 and older are eligible for Medicare coverage.
      • Our firm is an approved provider, and we accept Medicare payments for eligible services.
    • Medicaid:
      • Patients with low income or specific health conditions may qualify for Medicaid.
      • We participate in state Medicaid programs and offer services to eligible beneficiaries.
  3. Referrals and Self-Referrals:

    • Patients can self-refer or be referred by healthcare providers.
    • Referrals are not mandatory; individuals seeking dietary guidance can directly schedule appointments with our consultants.
  4. Initial Consultation:

    • New patients undergo an initial consultation to assess their dietary needs, health goals, and any existing medical conditions.
    • During this session, we gather relevant information, including insurance details.
  5. Customized Plans:

    • Our team creates personalized diet plans based on individual requirements.
    • We consider medical history, allergies, lifestyle, and preferences.
  6. Follow-Up Sessions:

    • Regular follow-up sessions help monitor progress and adjust dietary recommendations.
    • Medicare and Medicaid patients receive the same quality of care as other patients.

Billing and Insurance

  1. Medicare Billing:

    • We submit claims directly to Medicare for eligible services.
    • Patients are responsible for any deductibles, co-payments, or non-covered services.
  2. Medicaid Billing:

    • We follow state-specific Medicaid guidelines for billing.
    • Medicaid patients receive necessary services without financial barriers.
  3. Private Insurance:

    • Patients with private insurance can also seek our services.
    • We provide necessary documentation for reimbursement.

Confidentiality and Privacy

  1. HIPAA Compliance:

    • We adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
    • Patient information remains confidential.
  2. Consent for Information Sharing:

    • Patients authorize us to share relevant health information with insurance providers for billing purposes.


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